Category Archives: General

Supporters of Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers Decry US Deportation

DOUALA, CAMEROON – More than 20 Cameroonians gathered Wednesday at the Douala International airport to await relatives expected to be deported from the United States.

Jennifer Mone, 27, says she fears her older brother will be at risk if he …

Widespread Floods Devastate Large Sections of East Africa

JOHANNESBURG – In recent months, unpredictable, intense floods have washed across parts of Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Tanzania, ruining homes and livelihoods as people and governments try to battle a global pandemic.…

Nigerians Protest against Police Brutality Despite Government’s Promise to Disband Special Unit

ACCRA, GHANA – Thousands of Nigerians marched in Lagos and other cities Monday to demand an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, a police unit accused of extrajudicial killings and abuses. The government announced Sunday the unit will …

Pandemic Worsens Challenges Faced by Girls Globally

The world marks the International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday, during a year in which a global pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has created further challenges for girls.

The United Nations, which created the day in 2011 to …

Cameroon Teachers Reject Military Convoys to Schools

YAOUNDE – At least 3,000 Cameroon teachers have refused  offers by the central African state’s military to transport teaching staff to schools in the conflict-prone English-speaking regions.

The teachers, who fled separatists’ attacks, looting, burning and occupation of their schools …